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to the 2020 NFL preseason opener what would have been the Jacksonville Jaguars preseason opener by ranking all 51 regular season wins over the past decade.
Today at No. 17? Chad Henne’s only game winning touchdown as a member of the Jaguars!
Week 13 — December 1, 2013
A month ago the Jaguars were the worst team in the NFL and maybe of all-time. Now they have won three of their last four games, as a Week 13, 32-28, victory over the Cleveland Browns improved the team’s record to 3-9.
After a day that featured two bad drops for Cecil Shorts III, drawing the ire of fans, the third-year receiver came up clutch in the final minutes of the game, hauling in a 20-yard touchdown and keeping both feet inbounds to give the Jaguars a four-point lead with 40 seconds remaining.
It was the culmination of a nine-play, 80-yard drive for the Jaguars led by quarterback Chad Henne.
What's your favorite #Jaguars moment?@caleb_darling said it's Chad Henne to @CecilShortsIII for a last minute victory over the #Browns in 2013. pic.twitter.com/UJrjC8Bs9A— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) July 15, 2019
It was one of two long touchdown drives that was key to victory, but the story of the game was truly the offensive mistakes of the Browns that afforded the Jaguars several opportunities to win.
Despite accumulating a franchise-record 261 yards receiving with Josh Gordon and two touchdowns, Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden tossed two interceptions in the final minutes of the first half and fumbled another with just seconds remaining in the second quarter to allow a 13-0 run for the Jaguars.
A snap over the head of Weeden in the fourth quarter also gave the Jaguars their third safety of the year and a one-point lead.
Why the ranking at No. 17?
Chad Henne has only put together five game winning drives in his 11-year career. That makes it not very Jaguars but extremely Jaguars at the same time.
That overtime win against the San Diego Chargers back in 2017. You remember.